METALLICA will commence their “72 Seasons” world tour concerts on April 27 and 29 at the Johan Cruijff Arena in Amsterdam, Netherlands along with ARCHITECTS and MAMMOTH WVH for the first concert and ICE NINE KILLS and NIGHTWISH singer Floor Jansen for the second

METALLICA posted an announcement, saying: “Due to unforeseen circumstances, Five Finger Death Punch cannot join us Saturday in Amsterdam… stepping in for them will be Floor Jansen from Nightwish performing a solo set in support of her album, Paragon. Thanks for joining us, Floor – can’t wait to see your set!”

It appears that DEATH PUNCH will only be missing the April show and are scheduled to join the tour in MAy, as singer Ivan Moody recovers from hernia surgery.

Earlier today (Monday, April 24), DEATH PUNCH released the following statement via their social media: “As many of you know, [DEATH PUNCH singer] Ivan [Moody] recently had surgery to correct an acute hernia injury. The recovery proved more challenging than initially thought and on the advice of his doctors, Ivan and FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH will not be able to perform the show in Amsterdam with METALLICA. 5FDP will perform ALL subsequent scheduled dates. See you in Paris [on May 17]!”

Show No. 1 opened each night by ARCHITECTS & MAMMOTH WVH, Show No. 2 by FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH & IICE NINE KILLS:

4/27/23 Amsterdam NL Johan Cruijff Arena
4/29/23 Amsterdam NL Johan Cruijff Arena (w/ Jansen & ICE NINE KILLS)
5/17/23 Paris FR Stade de France (w/ DEATH PUNCH & ICE NINE KILLS)
5/19/23 Paris FR Stade de France (w/ ARCHITECTS & MAMMOTH WVH)
5/26/23 Hamburg DE Volksparkstadion
5/28/23 Hamburg DE Volksparkstadion
6/16/23 Gothenburg SE Ullevi Stadium (w/ VOLBEAT in place of ARCHITECTS)
6/18/23 Gothenburg SE Ullevi Stadium

Show No. 1 opened each night by PANTERA & MAMMOTH WVH, Show No. 2 by FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH & ICE NINE KILLS:

8/4/23 East Rutherford NJ MetLife Stadium
8/6/23 East Rutherford NJ MetLife Stadium
8/11/23 Montreal QC Stade Olympique
8/13/23 Montreal QC Stade Olympique
8/18/23 Arlington TX AT&T Stadium
8/20/23 Arlington TX AT&T Stadium
8/25/23 Inglewood CA SoFi Stadium
8/27/23 Inglewood CA SoFi Stadium
9/1/23 Glendale AZ State Farm Stadium
9/3/23 Glendale AZ State Farm Stadium

METALLICA’s new album, “72 Seasons”, sold 146,000 album units in the U.S. in its first week of release, landing at position 2 on the Billboard 200 chart

The Billboard 200 chart lists the most successful albums of the week within the U.S. based numerous aspects of consumption in equivalent album units.

The album moved the equivalent of 146,000 units for the week, with album sales comprising 134,000; SEA units comprising 11,500 (15.91 million on-demand streams) and TEA units comprising 500.

72 Seasons” marks the band‘s 12th Top 10-charting album, of which eight have reached the top two.

72 Seasons” was released on April 14 via the band’s own Blackened Recordings. Produced by Greg Fidelman with guitarist/vocalist James Hetfield and drummer Lars Ulrich, it is METALLICA‘s first full-length collection of new material since “Hardwired…To Self-Destruct“.